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    New Fraternity Procedure Created Dorm Problem

    The men are having a hard time finding a place to sleep, or so it seems to the residents of the men’s dorms on campus, all of which are overcrowded.

    The problem arose when the students participating in fraternity rush moved into the dorms for a few weeks until they received their prospective house bid.

    Consequently, as other men arrived at their dorms, they found little, or something, no place to sleep.

    GRAHAM HALL has 194 residents, 24 people over their 170 capacity. Greenlee has 14 extra occupants. Beds have been put up in the study halls, resident assistants have lost their single room status and some freshmen have been denied residence in the dorms.

    Odus Elliott, assistant director of student housing, cites part of the overcrowding to the fact that off campus housing has been difficult to find this semester.

    Apartments filled up faster than in previous years and rents are higher around campus than in the past, Elliott said.

    THE PROBLEM should be alleviated by the end of the next week, Elliott said, when some of the men move into fraternity houses or off campus.

    The women’s dorms are filled to capacity except for a few spaces in Arizona-Sonora.

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